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    Need a Decent Phone

    A third (fourth?) on Motorola. I myself use a Moto G Power 2020 (Snap 665, 4GB RAM, US$230 on Amazon back in July), I learned my lesson from past movements and just bought the unlocked version directly from them. Yes, OS updates are the big achilles' heel of Motorola these days, since their...
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    Something Random

    Last night was my last at the restaurant. I'm going full-time with my IT job. No... career. It feels awfully weird to say that at 23 with no formal education beyond a few basic certs. They believe in me a lot more than I do, I can tell you that much.
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    Windows 11

    Yeah, there was a big hoopla with the leaked beta builds where they supposedly needed TPM, but only to install. "Fixed" builds were circulating just hours later. Getting force-updated to Win11 might just be the last straw that makes me figure out how to do GPU passthrough to a VM through KVM in...
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    Something Random

    From what I've been told, VIA stuff was the more stable offering for SS7, while ALi performed better. Or maybe vice-versa. SiS was the clear budget contender with their integrated graphics baked in, but they were okay too. But I can't say I've had any significant stability problems thus far...
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    Something Random

    Swapped my 486 motherboard/CPU/RAM with a friend of mine for their Super Socket 7 board/CPU/RAM. The 486 is no more, replaced by a machine running a K6-III+. This machine also replaces my Pentium III since it does well enough at both DOS and Win9x to meet my needs. Anything it can't do that the...
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    Something Random

    I actually ended up with something from RackNerd, they had a special cooperative deal with LowEndBox for a 2.5GB/3c/40GB VPS that I jumped on for I think 24 bucks a year? It's more than adequate for what I need.
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    Easy now, I said I try not to give them any more information than I must. I don't really get that far into it, I don't sacrifice much, I still use YouTube pretty extensively and shop more on Amazon than I do in actual brick/mortar stores. I just try to move away from the really personal services...
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    Something Random

    Yeah, I was considering repurposing another Sandy Bridge-era Optiplex for that, maybe install a RAID card and drop a few drives in it for RAID5 and use it for a home NAS while also running my website and bouncer from that, but supposedly my new ISP is way stingier about people putting stuff on...
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    Something Random

    You can disregard this last post. I ended up looking on LowEndBox for a deal and found one with RackNerd -- for 24 dingleberries a year I have a VPS with 2.5GB RAM and 2 cores on an E5-2680v2, with 40GB of space to play with. Plenty for the base usecase I had in mind, we'll see if I can make it...
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    Something Random

    A bit random, but that's what this topic's for... What VPS provider would you recommend? I don't want or need anything spectacular, though I could be persuaded to splurge a little if they offer free or cheap domain registration as a bonus. My budget is, like, $30/mo maximum, but that's if it...
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    I'm one of those weird folks who think Google's the devil and try not to give them any more information than I absolutely must. I admire the Chromebook for what it is, but I'm more likely to want similar hardware running actual Linux, myself.
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    Android phones: Tips, tricks?

    Early Chromebooks especially from Samsung used Exynos chips anyway, and got superb battery life and performance for the day. I wondered why they went to Intel to begin with, especially when they use such low end chips easily outpaced by mid-tier Snapdragons. If anything this may actually hurt...
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    MediCat Live USB

    In a corporate environment, sure. For personal use fixing personal devices? I dunno, it comes down to how much you personally like getting sued for violations of the DMCA. Even then, it's more likely the distributors of the image will get sued before users do.
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    Something Random

    Yeah, the ET4000/W32p was their first PCI-capable chipset, though it apparently wasn't particularly fast on PCI like it was on VLB. The ET6000 was very nice for the time, but given the choice we have today, I'd take a Matrox card over an ET6000 every time. The Matrox will be faster, have more...
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    Something Random

    I hoped someone would pick up on the Red Hill reference I made. ;)
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